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Grateful Dead Live at Paramount Theatre on 1976-06-04


Topics Live concert


Promised Land, Friend Of The Devil, Mama Tried, Sugaree, Cassidy, Candyman, Big River, Brown Eyed Women, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Mission In The Rain, Looks Like Rain, Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower Playin' In The Band, Might As Well, Samson & Delilah, Cosmic Charlie-> Let It Grow-> Drums-> Stella Blue, Dancin' In The Streets, U.S. Blues, E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date June 4, 1976
Venue Paramount Theatre
Location Portland, OR

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD> MR> ?> D> CD
Taped by
Transferred by


Notes

SBD>MR>?>D>CD; With aud patches for several songs; See info file for details; via Jeff Cook, Jon Miller, Matt Vernon, & Raoul Duke; Seeded to etree by J. Cotsman

Reviews

Reviewer: pnc - - November 5, 2014
Subject: First slow FOTD?
Isn't this the first slowed down FOTD, at least played live? Anyway, I love 1976, and this show is wonderful--even with the recording inconsistencies. Peace.
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - - May 1, 2013
Subject: Mission in the Rain!
Very cool to hear an early Mission in the Rain, but too damn bad it is part of the AUD patch. Help/Slip/Franklin's is pretty good, but AUD as well. The show should really be listed as AUD, with SBD patches, and not the other way around.
Reviewer: teeroxxthablox - - December 21, 2012
Subject: Slipknot
I put this on one night when I was taking some things out to the car. As I was walking in and out I noticed one thing - every time I came back into the house Slipknot was still playing... wha?

If you've ever wondered why Slipknot was so short, check this one out. At 11 minutes its only 2 minutes shorter than the Franklin's that follows it.

Haven't listened to the rest of the show but hope to check it out soon.
Reviewer: Folkhippy - - April 3, 2012
Subject: Not as bad as some claim
While the AUD patches in this show are pretty "boomy," I really have to disagree with the negative comments about the SBD. There is excellent instrument separation and balance. Everyone is coming through clearly, and the overall sound is rich and full on a good set of headphones (I prefer Koss Porta Pro Stereophones for Dead tapes). Vocals are at a great level and harmonies are evenly blended.

Really, no issues with sound quality, or performance quality, in my humble opinion. This is only the second show they played after their long hiatus (aside from a few '75 stints), but, despite this, the boys are exceptionally in-step, in-key, and in-tune with one another. Donna is restrained. This is a laid back show, but by no means a drag. Jerry's solos are excellent by '76 standards.

Some highlights include an energetic Sugaree (check out Keith's piano throughout this show), a magnificently trippy Cosmic Charlie, a beautiful FOTD and Candyman, and a power-charged Let It Grow. The drummers are really dialed in for this show.

We are missing out on hearing an awesome Mission and Help>Slip>Franklin's due to a poor quality AUD patch, but the rest of this SBD certainly makes up for it. The latest source AUD posted to the Archive is very decent (it is two links up from this one on the 1976-06-04 page). It was transferred by Rob Berger and was Jerry Moore's (taping legend) 1st generation AUD reel. It sounds fantastic. It might be worth it to listen to this source for the SBD and Moores AUD for the patch songs.

A must-hear for the lover of '76-'78 era Dead.
Reviewer: snoochieboochies - - May 7, 2010
Subject: scacked & flecked
"The what... the whaaa...?" My body starts to get clammy just thinking about it, palms all sweaty, as the song comes spiralling, somehow uncoiling from everywhere... inside and out. "Jerry's guitar line in Candyman? Well, it's like a goo that skacks and flecks all your brain's synaptic gaps, causing you to fall up and catch your hand," I said. Of course. I shuddered, cringed, and hugged my own tie-dye as I curled up into a ball on the floor board of my van. Yeah, ooooeey, goooeeey... lovin' it!
Reviewer: adam_gaydosh - - August 9, 2007
Subject: good show but patchy SBD
good set list, dona is restrained, and while there are some nice versions of the songs like the syrupy cosmic charlie, Jerry's solos seem inconsistent, sometimes lacking energy.
While it's nice to hear Mission in the Rain, it's one of the poorer quality songs recordings.

Overall, the sound is pretty spotty, really only a partial SBD...consequently, I probably wont bother listening to this one again, at least anytime soon.
Reviewer: audiohead - - December 28, 2006
Subject: Ammendment to last post....
Holy Crap! Ty Schumster for the recommend on this show, 6-10-76. What a gem, this was blazin'! Now wonder the write ups call it a classic. You're dead on with Mission, it is pure bliss. Thanks again guys for coming thru.

Peace,
Audiohead
Reviewer: Schumster - - May 14, 2006
Subject: Wasssup?!
I'm with you Gratefully Deadicated & am thankful for all the shows available thru this site, it is indeed God-sent! It's sad to read all the whiners reviews when they too have so much to be grateful for. I remember the tape trading days all too well & would be glad to make all the trips to the post office once again even thou the copies received were of far lesser quality than most any of the COMPLETE shows available here. Big-ups to all ya'll that developed this site & up-loaded your well appreciated boots. Check out 6/10/76's Mission ~ pure bliss!
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - December 30, 2005
Subject: Sound=3 Show 5+
This one is a whopper folks one of the best of '76 but there are better copies of this floating around.
Reviewer: gratefuly deadicated - - November 15, 2005
Subject: MISSION IN THE RAIN !!!!
CONSIDERING THAT MISSION IN THE RAIN WAS ONLY PLAYED FIVE TIMES BY THE BOYS I HAVE TO GIVE THIS SHOW A 5 STAR RATING AND EVEN THOUGH THE SOUND QUIALTY IS A LITTLE POOR ITS ALRIGHT BECAUSE ITS THE GRATEFUL DEAD !! HAHA GONE ARE THE DAYS OF TAPE TRADING, SO BE THANKFUL FOR WE HAVE FAMILY AND STOP BEING SO PICKY !!! HAHAHAHA GOD BLESS THE BOY'S AND WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR US!!!
Reviewer: PDXpeet - - October 15, 2005
Subject: bad quality
too many BAD aud patches to be considered an SBD.
Reviewer: L. Rosley - - September 27, 2005
Subject: Uneven with high spots
Some of this show, such as the Stella Blue, is a bit shaky. A nice 70's version of Cosmic Charlie, with sweet vocals.

This would be a 4 if the sound didn't vary so much. Nice job of patching, though. Kudos to the editor.
Reviewer: skwimite - - July 14, 2005
Subject: I love what I love
Not exactly being a completist frees me up to occasionally cherry-pick the songs I want. The sound quality here is not great, but I think a few of these tunes warrant special attention. Candyman is beautiful, with Garcia's lead just floating through like a gentle breeze. The Cosmic Charlie is probably my favorite one, again with that easy touch, and Donna is reasonably on key and actually sounds good. A rarity! FYI, this tune does NOT go into Let It Grow. 4 stars based on selective SBD tunes.
Reviewer: rodzu - - February 17, 2005
Subject: Great Franklin's --> Poor sound quality on Aud portion
I love the Help>Slip>Franklin's, especially the Franklin's. But the quality of the recording is not much better than my 20 year old multi-generation tape. Does a better recording exist of the AUD portion of this show?

That said, this was my very first tape, and I love the show. But, boy, it would great to get a clearer recording of the smoking solos on Franklin's.
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